Pitmedden School serves the village of Pitmedden and surrounding rural district which is situated on the B999 Aberdeen to Tarves road some 15 miles from the City of Aberdeen and is mid-way between the towns of Ellon and Oldmeldrum. Pitmedden is part of the Meldrum Community Schools School Network. The area, which is rich in history dating back to Stone Age times, is in the Formartine Ward of Aberdeenshire.
Pitmedden School currently has 7 classes, with 161 pupils and a 2-session nursery with 35 pupils. Pitmedden was part of the trial 1140 extended hours and were offering full days to some of our families, from 8am until 6pm daily. This is something that is beginning again since covid restrictions. Our nursery is led by a Senior Practitioner, a Lead Practitioner and Early Years Practitioners.
Pitmedden pupils transfer to Meldrum Academy, Oldmeldrum and is part of the Meldrum Community School Network (CSN)
The Head Teacher is non-teaching, we have 12 teachers in school, some part-time. We currently have 5 Pupil Support Assistants (PSAs) supporting pupils in class & in the playground and a 0.4 (2 days) Additional Support for Learning (ASL) teacher within the school. Our McCrone teacher provides Outdoor Learning for all our classes.
We have an active Parent Council (FoPS) Friends of Pitmedden School, who raise funds to support the school and provide a voice to represent our parent body.
The pupils have a strong voice through Pupil Council, Eco Stars, Fair Trade & Rights Respecting Groups. We also have our senior pupils take responsibility as Captains and Vice Captains of our school houses.
We are very fortunate to have a before & after school club which opens at 7.30 am and closes at 6pm each weekday.